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Sitkovetsky, Glynn: Elgar – Where Corals Lie (24/96 FLAC)

Sitkovetsky, Glynn: Elgar - Where Corals Lie (24/96 FLAC)
Sitkovetsky, Glynn: Elgar – Where Corals Lie (24/96 FLAC)


Composer: Edward William Elgar
Performer: Julia Sitkovetsky, Christopher Glynn
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Chandos
Catalogue: CHAN20236
Release: 2021
Size: 1.02 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Sea Pictures, Op. 37
01. I. Sea Slumber Song
02. II. In Haven (Capri)
03. III. Sabbath Morning at Sea
04. IV. Where Corals Lie
05. V. The Swimmer

06. The Shepherd’s Song
07. Like to the Damask Rose
08. Queen Mary’s Song
09. A Song of Autumn
10. Rondel, Op 16, No. 3
11. The Torch, Op. 60, No. 1
12. The River, Op. 60 No. 2
13. Pleading, Op. 48 No. 1
14. Muleteer’s Serenade
15. The Self-Banished (1875)
16. Speak, Music, Op. 41, No. 2
17. After (P.B.Marston) Op. 31, No. 1
18. Canto Popolare (In Moonlight)
19. When The Spring Comes Round
20. Pansies

Working in an era before Arts Council grants, public sponsorship, recording royalties, and long-term publishing deals, Elgar had to write for the public demand as much as personal satisfaction. The effort required for his large-scale works was rarely reflected in profitable income, so writing songs could be a useful way to earn money. The England of Elgar’s time favoured popular ballads, sung by well-known singers. These were then sold as sheet music, the singer’s name emblazoned on the cover, for performances given in middle-class homes. There was little demand for lengthy song cycles, or song recitals consisting entirely of “serious” repertoire in the German tradition. As a result, Elgar’s songs are often individual works, sometimes adapting instrumental works into songs (such as Land of Hope and Glory) when the commercial opportunities arose. Elgar also chose poetry that was popular and straightforward, rather than drawing on the established classical masterpieces. These songs were then transposed into numerous keys to allow performance by any voice type, designed for mass appeal and profitable sales.

Making her Chandos début, Julia Sitkovetsky is a British-American lyric-dramatic coloratura soprano with a flourishing, exciting international career. Having trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she made her professional operatic début at the age of sixteen, at Glyndebourne Festival Opera and English National Opera. Since then, she has appeared all over Europe.

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